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Ed Gillespie: Opposes abortion.
Scott Brown: OpEd: Not a reliable vote on abortion rights.
John Kasich: Require women seeking an abortion listen to fetal heartbeat.
Kirsten Gillibrand: Majority of women use contraception; it's not "evil".
Kirsten Gillibrand: Let women make life-and-death decision about own body.
Wendy Long: Don't require churches to offer contraception to employees.
Wendy Long: Roe v. Wade was constitutionally flawed legal decision.
Rodney Glassman: Not conservative on abortion.
Gary Herbert: Don't criminalize woman seeking illegal forms of abortion.
Kirsten Gillibrand: Financially supported by Emily's List.
Michael Steele: Pro-life, but we have to live with 33 years of reality.
KT McFarland: Supports abortion rights.
John Spencer: Overturn Roe v. Wade.
John Spencer: Favor adoption over abortion.
Rick Lazio: No Medicare funds for abortions; OK to fund privately abroad.
John McCain: Abortion OK if raped; and no testing for rape.
Hillary Clinton: Remain vigilant on a woman’s right to chose.
Gary Bauer: No compromise on Litmus Test for Supreme Court.
Budget & Economy|
Chris McDaniel: Era of big spending is over; age of appropriations must end.
Kirsten Gillibrand: Tighten our belts but carefully, not a "slash-only approach".
Angus King: Taming the deficit without revenue increases isn't realistic.
Jill Stein: Top 1% are rolling in dough; the rest are in crisis.
Andrew Cuomo: Economic Blueprint: growth via development projects.
David Paterson: Enforce spending cap, even by constitutional amendment.
Claire McCaskill: Take on sacred cows that gave us $8 trillion debt.
Thomas Kean Jr.: NJ has a net loss of $31B to Washington from federal taxes.
Mike Bloomberg: Balanced $6B deficit with higher property taxes.
Dirk Kempthorne: Reluctantly proposed higher taxes to close Idaho deficit.
Al Gore: Bush’s policies made $4 trillion in surpluses disappear.
Gray Davis: Buy wholesale electricity; build plants; conserve now.
Spencer Abraham: No price caps on electricity; focus on reducing demand.
Rick Lazio: Supported GOP budgets for “smaller decentralized govt”.
Rick Lazio: Supported balanced budget amendment.
Al Gore: Confidence in markets & policy is basis for solid economy.
Al Gore: Pay off the national debt by 2013.
Al Gore: Economic strategy: pay off debt; invest in future.
Bill Bradley: Early supporter of simplifying taxes, cutting deficit & debt.
Rudy Giuliani: Economic development requires maintenance.
Steve Forbes: Conservative economics: flat tax, less govt, Greenspan out.
Rick Weiland: Favors same-sex marriage.
Bob Turner: The ship has sailed on gay marriage; focus elsewhere.
George Maragos: Publicly advocate the repeal of same-sex marriage.
Bob Turner: Supports domestic partnerships, not same-sex marriage.
Andrew Cuomo: Marriage equality for ALL New Yorkers.
Andrew Cuomo: $200M contract support to get 20% MWBE contracts.
Andrew Cuomo: Improved services to 2 million residents with disabilities.
Donald Trump: No gay marriage; no same-sex partner benefits.
Charlie Crist: Lifetime member of NAACP.
David Paterson: Increased MWBE state contract participation from 4% to 24%.
Rand Paul: Opposes same-sex marriage.
Trey Grayson: Opposes same-sex marriage.
Bill Owens: Civil unions but no same-sex marriage.
Kirsten Gillibrand: Supports gay marriage.
Sarah Palin: Vetoed bill denying benefits to gays, as unconstitutional.
Hillary Clinton: Op-ed: Sposnored flag-burning bill for centrist credential.
George W. Bush: Bush calls for constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage.
Wesley Clark: Constitutional amendment against flag desecration.
Wesley Clark: Constitutional Amendment against flag desecration.
Rick Lazio: Racial preferences OK in college admissions.
Rick Lazio: Ban gays in the military.
George W. Bush: Rejects anti-Catholicism and racial segregation.
George W. Bush: Repudiates anti-Catholicism despite Bob Jones University.
John McCain: Leave Confederate flag decision to people of SC.
Bill Bradley: Civil Rights Act & hate crime laws cover gays.
Rudy Giuliani: Extended all city benefits to same-sex couples.
Ronald Reagan: Gay teachers should not advocate their lifestyle to students.
Jill Stein: Romney & Obama are both pro-1% big corporation.
Andrew Cuomo: Prevent landlords from avoiding rent regulation.
David Paterson: Replace failed Empire Zone program with Excelsior Program.
Mike Bloomberg: Wooed Goldman Sachs to NYC with $1.65 billion in tax breaks.
Andrew Cuomo: Prisons are not an economic development program.
Andrew Cuomo: Collect DNA for all crimes, to exonerate the innocent.
Andrew Cuomo: Incarcerating juveniles increases likelihood of offending.
Charlie Crist: Chain-Gang Charlie: reinstitute prison chain gangs.
Michael Steele: Personally opposed to the death penalty.
Mike Bloomberg: Lock them up and throw away key, but no death penalty.
Rick Lazio: Limit death-row legal challenges.
Rick Lazio: Tort Reform: Limit product liability damages.
Al Gore: Third Way: Tough on crime prevention & tough on crime itself.
Al Gore: Constitutional amendment for victim’s rights.
Al Gore: Gore: Bush fosters recidivism; need more rehabilitation.
George W. Bush: Push for prisons & sentencing reduced Texas crime rates.
Hillary Clinton: Tap into churches to avoid more Louima & Diallo cases.
Rudy Giuliani: Giuliani backs police in Bronx killing.
George W. Bush: Bush is confident that none of 112 executed were innocent.
George W. Bush: Death penalty clemency for bad process, not for repentance.
George W. Bush: Bush’s Texas is a bad place to be “young and irresponsible”.
Donald Trump: Fired Miss USA crown winner due to drug over-indulgence.
Amy Klobuchar: More resources to fight the meth epidemic.
John Spencer: Runs alcohol abuse consultancy based on personal experience.
Howard Dean: Smoked marijuana in the past, as did other Dems.
Al Gore: Mandatory weekly drug testing for state prisoners & parolees.
Al Gore: Drug treatment programs for every addict who wants one.
Al Gore: Pot use in 60s was like moonshine in 20s.
Elizabeth Dole: Double the Mexican border patrol to keep drugs out.
Elizabeth Dole: End aid to Colombia until they wipe out narco-guerillas.
George W. Bush: Full background checks on drug use for all appointees.
Andrew Cuomo: Replace 1950s bureaucracy with 2020 performance organization.
Andrew Cuomo: Additional SUNY Challenge Grants.
Michele Bachmann: Charter school ran afoul due to Christian teaching.
Andrew Cuomo: Replace formula-based grants with performance incentives.
Andrew Cuomo: Follows federal lead in education by emphasizing performance.
Sarah Palin: Supports teaching intelligent design in public schools.
John Spencer: Favors school choice, vouchers, and charter schools.
Robert Reich: Standardized tests are too one-size-fits-all for many kids.
Rick Lazio: Vouchers for private school tuition.
Hillary Clinton: Opposes merit pay for individual teachers.
Hillary Clinton: Supports merit pay for entire schools.
Hillary Clinton: City schools are overcrowded and falling apart.
Hillary Clinton: Scholarships for teachers who go to urban schools.
Hillary Clinton: Increase resources to meet increased standards.
Hillary Clinton: Fight with Gore for public schools; no voucher “gimmicks”.
Al Gore: Use budget surplus for teacher bonuses & more pre-school.
Bill Bradley: Use budget surplus for more teachers & more Head Start.
George W. Bush: Link block grants & vouchers to student testing.
George W. Bush: If schools fail for 3 years, funding becomes “portable”.
John McCain: Unrestricted block grants--let states decide spending.
John McCain: Let states decide if they link vouchers to student testing.
Rudy Giuliani: Improve schools by taking on the unions & special interests.
George W. Bush: Praise and reward successful schools; shame failures.
Energy & Oil|
Terry McAuliffe: 2012: Started GreenTech electric car company & soon resigned.
Kirsten Gillibrand: Fracking must avoid chemicals that harm drinking water.
Wendy Long: Develop upstate natural gas via fracking.
Bob Turner: Keystone XL pipeline & hydrofracking are key energy sources.
Wendy Long: Keystone Pipeline delays are heavy hand of regulation.
Andrew Cuomo: Focus more attention on exploiting our solar potential.
Andrew Cuomo: Power for Jobs: use low cost hydropower.
Charlie Crist: Open to cap-and-trade plan for carbon emissions.
Sarah Palin: Claimed major triumph: $500 million subsidy for gas pipeline.
Richard Tarrant: Study & implement hydrogen cars & eco-friendly products.
Thomas Kean Jr.: Wean America off of fossil fuels altogether.
Wesley Clark: Renegotiate Kyoto Agreement rather than reject it.
Rick Lazio: Support EPA and CWA; but allow drilling in ANWR.
Rudy Giuliani: Open Strategic Petroleum Reserve to battle high oil prices.
George W. Bush: Opposes Kyoto treaty, ESA, & other intrusive regulations.
Andrew Cuomo: Water policy to protect environment and business interests.
Charles Schumer: Relax restrictions on over-fishing to help fishermen.
Frank Pallone: Relax restrictions on over-fishing to help fishermen.
Sarah Palin: Opposed protections for salmon from mining contamination.
Dale Groutage: Allow hunting on public lands, but not drilling.
James Webb: More funding to reduce traffic congestion.
Ned Lamont: Vigilance in protecting Clean Water Act.
Richard Tarrant: Promote environmentally friendly business practices.
Thomas Kean Jr.: Supports the Polluter Pays Principle.
George W. Bush: Pushed voluntary compliance in Texas instead of mandates.
George W. Bush: Cooperate with industry, instead of lawsuits & regulations.
George W. Bush: Houston leads US in smog, but Texas is getting cleaner.
Al Gore: $10 billion for mass transit and open spaces.
Families & Children|
Michele Bachmann: Raised 23 foster kids, with her own kids,as "treatment home".
Sarah Palin: Praised by pro-life groups for keeping Down syndrome baby.
Rick Lazio: Require companies to allow unpaid family leave.
Al Gore: Use family courts to resolve Elian case.
George W. Bush: Troubled by use of force in Elian case.
Hillary Clinton: Leave politics out of Elian decision.
Hillary Clinton: Governments can’t love child; but it can help families.
George W. Bush: Decide Elian’s case in Florida courts, not federal.
Rudy Giuliani: Child Protection should move toward permanent foster homes.
Hillary Clinton: "Smart power" combines diplomacy and development.
John Roberts: Foreign law is irrelevant to US elected officials.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Citing foreign law ok; we're not bound by it.
Mike Bloomberg: Four trips abroad in first four months of 2007.
Claire McCaskill: Active role for US in solving Israeli/Palestinian conflict.
Anthony Kennedy: Using foreign law is inevitable with an interconnected world.
Antonin Scalia: Foreign laws ought to be rejected out of hand.
Stephen Breyer: Supreme Court can learn from foreign laws.
George W. Bush: No strategic ambiguity: US will defend Taiwan against China.
Elizabeth Dole: End aid to Colombia until they wipe out narco-guerillas.
Elizabeth Dole: Russia: Work with policies, not personalities.
Elizabeth Dole: N. Korea & other rogue regimes are not our equals.
Pat Buchanan: Fighting Hitler & WWII was a noble cause.
Pat Buchanan: Warns against unsustainable commitments of US forces abroad.
Pat Buchanan: Protecting Poland from Hitler protected USSR for Communism.
Pat Buchanan: American leaders obsessed with Jewish influence.
Pat Buchanan: Hitler was no direct threat to the US after 1940.
Mike Bloomberg: Staunchly for free trade and against protectionism.
George W. Bush: Supports congressional vote for China NTR & WTO.
George W. Bush: No trade barriers from Alaska to the tip of Cape Horn.
George W. Bush: Against WTO on foreign sales corp (for offshore tax breaks).
John McCain: Against foreign sales corporations (offshore tax breaks).
Elizabeth Dole: China: Two-track policy: Open markets + political reforms.
George W. Bush: Admit China to WTO.
Dick Zimmer: Leaned toward voting for NAFTA despite listing against.
Thad Cochran: OpEd: Earmarked spending brings federal funds to Mississippi.
Angus King: Unaffiliated super PACs exist only in fevered imaginations.
Andrew Cuomo: Public Integrity Reform Act: state ethics disclosures.
Andrew Cuomo: Supports campaign finance reform as fair to all candidates.
David Paterson: Comprehensive ethics reform about what is legal and rampant.
Kirsten Gillibrand: Sunlight Report: lobbyist meetings & earmarks on website.
Sarah Palin: Supported infamous “Bridge to Nowhere”; now criticizes it.
Mike Bloomberg: All presidential candidates should declare an issues matrix.
Bob Corker: Legislature should make law, not judges via consent decrees.
Dale Groutage: Campaign finance reform to limit special interests.
Rick Lazio: Fully fund the National Endowment for the Arts.
Rick Lazio: Ban soft money & issue ads.
Rick Lazio: Supported a Term Limits constitutional amendment.
Al Gore: Continue Reinvention: put everything federal on Internet.
Al Gore: $7B public campaign finance fund.
John McCain: No term limits; they throw away the good with the bad.
John McCain: Lost Senate vote on soft-money ban.
Scott Brown: Ok'd federal ban on assault weapons after Newtown shootings.
Rick Weiland: Universal background checks for guns.
Barack Obama: Fast-and-Furious: no prosecutions for Mexican gun/drug snafu.
Eric Holder: In contempt of Congress for Fast & Furious gun/drug snafu.
Kirsten Gillibrand: Shifted to left because "I fight for my constituents".
Kirsten Gillibrand: Earned high rating from the National Rifle Association.
Sarah Palin: Hunts and fishes, as did her father.
Dick Zimmer: Endorsed by the NRA in 1990 and 1992.
Rick Lazio: Require criminal background checks at gun shows.
Rick Lazio: Against gun registration; for sportsmen’s rights.
Al Gore: Gore says Bush lets NRA make gun policy.
George W. Bush: Bush says Gore is more a member of NRA than Bush is.
John McCain: Voted against Brady Bill & assault weapon ban.
John McCain: Guns are a problem, but so are violent web sites & videos.
Al Gore: Supports background checks at gun shows, in tie-breaker.
Elizabeth Dole: Limited right to bear arms.
Kweisi Mfume: Blacks are disproportionately affected by gun violence.
Ed Gillespie: Benefits from GOP resistance to the new health law.
Jeanne Shaheen: No apologies for helping people get affordable insurance.
Scott Brown: Supported RomneyCare in 2006; it's different than ObamaCare.
John Kasich: Expand Medicaid to 275,000 poor Ohioans, but not ObamaCare.
Kirsten Gillibrand: Opposes NYC large sugary drink ban.
Wendy Long: Opposes NYC large sugary drink ban.
Angus King: ObamaCare was not ambitious enough.
Jill Stein: ObamaCare took single-payer & public option off the table.
Andrew Cuomo: Implement the N.Y. Health Exchange with federal funds.
Paul Kirk: Lobbyist for pharmaceutical company in 1990s.
Mike Bloomberg: Smoking ban was a crusade of his mayoral administration.
Rick Lazio: Opposes allowing patient lawsuits against HMOs.
Rick Lazio: Against allowing assisted suicide.
Rick Lazio: Hillary’s universal health care is “an abysmal disaster”.
Al Gore: Against assisted suicide; but leave it to the states.
Al Gore: Pharmaceutical profits are ‘out of line’.
Hillary Clinton: Regulate tobacco; fine of $3000 for every underage smoker.
Al Gore: Drug companies block generic drugs & cheaper sales.
Bill Bradley: Controlling smoking is key to health care reform.
Bill Bradley: Universal health care & health insurance coverage.
Gary Bauer: Allowing suing HMOs.
Hillary Clinton: Benghazi: Figure out what happened to prevent repeating.
Kirsten Gillibrand: No across-the-board budget cuts to anti-terrorism.
Tim Kaine: Let Bush tax cuts expire instead of automatic defense cuts.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Torture, even under extreme need, makes us like our enemy.
Anthony Kennedy: Congress must enable habeas rights at Guantanamo.
Antonin Scalia: Guantanamo rights cause more Americans to be killed.
David Souter: Court reiterates: habeas rights apply at Guantanamo.
John Roberts: Habeas rights at Guantanamo is judicial overreach.
Bob Corker: Do more for intelligence gathering capability.
Robert Menendez: Battle terror without sacrificing our ideals.
Thomas Kean Jr.: After Sept. 11th, do whatever it takes to protect America.
KT McFarland: Challenging Clinton on a national security platform.
KT McFarland: War on terror is more difficult than the Cold War.
John Spencer: Let generals decide troop levels, not politicians.
John Edwards: We are not as safe as we can be.
John Kerry: Bush’s foreign policy has not made American safer.
Wesley Clark: Supports School of the Americas.
Donald Rumsfeld: Missile defense is a moral imperative.
Al Gore: Nuclear unilateralism will hinder arms control.
George W. Bush: Lowest possible number of nukes consistent with security.
John McCain: Disagrees with Perot: No more POWs in Vietnam.
Al Gore: Appointees must ENFORCE allowing gays; not AGREE with policy.
Elizabeth Dole: Post-cold-war weapons buildup.
Elizabeth Dole: Abandon ABM treaty & Test Ban treaty.
John McCain: Pres. needs experience more than briefing books.
Ed Gillespie: Unapologetic supporter of comprehensive immigration overhaul.
Bob Turner: Wouldn't report illegal immigrant working in his own home.
Rodney Glassman: Not conservative on immigration.
Cory Booker: Against involving city police in immigration matters.
Dale Groutage: Define how immigrant become citizen in fair & timely manner.
James Webb: Secure the border first; them deal with other aspects.
Thomas Kean Jr.: Illegal migration is a significant national security concern.
John Spencer: Shut down new immigrants coming in.
Wendy Long: Administration has not created jobs in upstate New York.
Andrew Cuomo: Attack chronic unemployment among inner-city youth.
Bob Corker: Job growth by reducing taxation, litigation, and regulation.
Dale Groutage: Create a more diverse workforce for future jobs.
Richard Tarrant: More support and advocacy for farmers.
Rick Lazio: Disallow hiring scabs during union strikes.
Rick Lazio: Tie minimum wage increase to business tax cut.
Al Gore: No timber sales in national forest roadless areas. Period.
Al Gore: Task force to study industrial needs.
Bill Bradley: Raise minimum wage; more unions; low-income tax cuts.
Andrew Cuomo: $700 million in aid to localities; make consolidation easier.
Principles & Values|
Jill Stein: Occupy Movement: coming of age of a younger generation.
Jill Stein: Dems & GOP are both sinking ships; one just sinks faster.
Joe DioGuardi: Accused of making deals in a $1.7 billion Ponzi scheme.
Kirsten Gillibrand: Accused of hiding facts connecting cigarettes and cancer.
Bob Smith: Only one in this race with real-world experience.
Marco Rubio: God does not love America more than Belgium.
Paul Kirk: Worked for Robert Kennedy & Ted Kennedy campaigns.
Paul Kirk: Chair of DNC from 1985 to 1989.
Kirsten Gillibrand: Interned for Republican Sen. Alfonse D'Amato.
Sarah Palin: Trounced incumbent governor in 2006 on platform of reform.
Sarah Palin: Fired controversial state trooper for threatening family.
Sarah Palin: Voted “Miss Wasilla” in local beauty contest; eloped at 24.
Sarah Palin: Husband left oil job to avoid conflict; now works for BP.
Sarah Palin: Husband is part Eskimo; won Iron Dog snowmobile races.
Chuck Hagel: Offers independent ticket to NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg.
Mike Bloomberg: Offered independent ticket by Sen. Chuck Hagel (R, NE).
Hillary Clinton: Hillary’s paradox: she’s not as liberal as people think.
Howard Dean: DNC pursuing a 50-state strategy to take back the House.
KT McFarland: Protege of Henry Kissinger & in Pentagon under Reagan.
KT McFarland: Calls herself a moderate Reagan Republican.
Mike Bloomberg: Acquisition of money inextricably tied to hard work.
Mike Bloomberg: Charitable giving based on “Where can I make a difference?”.
Dennis Kucinich: Endorsed by Natural Law Party’s 2000 presidential nominee.
John Hagelin: Endorses Dennis Kucinich for President.
John Kerry: Ready to lead America: I was there and I led the fight.
Ralph Nader: Decision on run to be based on Kucinich & Dean’s standing.
Al Gore: I intend to rejoin the national debate; 2004 options open.
Bill Clinton: Clinton disbarred from Supreme Court.
Max Kennedy: Non-profit lawyer; never held elective office.
Joe Moakley: Enthusiastic about getting federal money for local purposes.
Pat Buchanan: Buchanan more spoiler than Nader, in state-based analysis.
Ralph Nader: Nader less spoiler than Buchanan, in state-based analysis.
Ralph Nader: One purpose of campaign is moving Democrats Left.
Al Gore: Whose side are you on? The people’s or the powerful?
John Hagelin: Alternative to Buchanan for Reform Party nomination.
Rick Lazio: With Dems on social issues; with GOP on taxes & impeachment.
Rick Lazio: Proud of his “mainstream record”.
George W. Bush: Good advisers better than knowing everything.
Rick Lazio: Supported Newt Gingrich’s Contract With America.
Hillary Clinton: New Democrat: individual responsibility and community.
Rudy Giuliani: Rudy discounts Bush’s impact on Senate race.
George W. Bush: Regrets not criticizing Bob Jones U.’s racial divisiveness.
John McCain: Calls himself a “Reagan Republican”.
George W. Bush: Pledges to return honor to office of the Presidency.
John McCain: Calls himself conservative who attracts political center.
John McCain: Vote based on character, not issues.
Al Gore: Career in newspaper journalism before politics.
Al Gore: “Stay and fight!” invokes passion, loyalty, and purpose.
George W. Bush: Challenges the orthodoxy but is still a devout conservative.
George W. Bush: Focus on human problems, not just economy.
George W. Bush: No Gomorrah in America; no disdain of government.
George W. Bush: Church-based charity assures nobody is left behind.
Gary Bauer: Return power from Wall Street to America’s families.
John McCain: Give kids an example to emulate against cynicism.
Gary Bauer: Legislating morality ok, if it’s our best values.
John McCain: Public officials have failed to set example for society.
George W. Bush: No specifics like: What age? What percentage?
John McCain: Option to invest 20% of payroll taxes in private accounts.
Gary Bauer: Opposes privatization of Social Security.
George Allen: No tax increases; no defense cuts; no bargaining.
Bob Turner: No anti-tax pledge; keep taxes on the negotiation table.
George Maragos: No-tax pledge; teach the rest of Congress economic theory.
Andrew Cuomo: A flat tax is not a fair tax.
Andrew Cuomo: Enacted NY's first-ever property tax cap: 2% per year.
Andrew Cuomo: NY has 2nd highest state and local tax burden in the nation.
Sarah Palin: As mayor, cut property taxes & increased sales tax.
John Spencer: As Yonkers mayor, cut income tax and property tax.
John Spencer: Make President Bush’s tax cuts permanent.
Rick Lazio: Supports a “significant tax cut”.
Al Gore: Bush’s tax plan is “economic snake oil”.
Al Gore: $250B over 10 years in targeted tax cuts.
Bill Bradley: Tax breaks for health insurance, working poor, & child care.
George W. Bush: It’s the people’s money, not the government’s.
George W. Bush: Biggest tax cuts to those who pay the biggest tax bills.
John McCain: Tax plan: $238B over 5 years; $500B over 10 years.
John McCain: Double child tax credit; add family incentives.
John McCain: “Balanced approach”, and starts a flat tax system.
John McCain: Middle-class tax cut: expand 15% tax bracket.
George W. Bush: Tax plan, helping poor & rich, gives economy “second wind”.
George W. Bush: Lower tax rate for poor as well as rich.
Gary Bauer: Return power from Wall St. to America’s families.
Bill Bradley: Veto $792B tax cut; surplus for health coverage & poverty.
John F. Kennedy: Cut personal & corporate taxes to stimulate economy.
Richard Blumenthal: Google fined $7M for secretly collecting personal info.
Paul Ryan: Within government limits are things like infrastructure.
Elizabeth Warren: Push for spending on infrastructure.
Robert Reich: Microsoft has duty to citizens as well as to shareholders.
Ralph Nader: Ruling against Microsoft bodes well for competition.
War & Peace|
Hillary Clinton: Supported decision to target Osama bin Laden.
Kirsten Gillibrand: Al Qaeda has metastasized; get troops out of Afghanistan.
Wendy Long: Stand with Israel in ensuring Iran does not get nukes.
Wendy Long: No 2014 withdrawal date for troops in Afghanistan.
Jill Stein: We're not safer internationally with drone wars.
Antonio Villaraigosa: End wars & spend in US in stead of Baghdad and Kandahar.
Jon Huntsman: Boots on the ground: expensive & not critical for security.
Mike Bloomberg: Nobody wants war to continue, but what happens next?
Jim Gilmore: No troop increase without mission; but no timetable.
Claire McCaskill: Economic sanctions against Iran’s nuclear program.
Claire McCaskill: Talk to North Korea to renounce nuclear program.
Dale Groutage: Work toward a multi-nation solution in Iraq.
James Webb: No patriotism question when Eisenhower questioned Korean War.
KT McFarland: More troops should have been deployed in Iraq.
John Spencer: Criticizing the President brings comfort to the enemy.
John Spencer: Anti-war climate after Vietnam kept him away from college.
John Edwards: Iraq war has cost America dearly.
John Kerry: Condemned early Vietnam protests as “irresponsible”.
Wesley Clark: Bush used 9/11 as a pretext to implement Iraq invasion plan.
Wesley Clark: Supported Iraq war while we were at war.
Donald Rumsfeld: Expect terrorists to get bio, chem, & nuke weapons.
Al Gore: Palestine: Arafat should restrain protest violence.
George W. Bush: Arafat should limit protests; terrorists should pay a price.
Rick Lazio: Supported intervention in Kosovo.
Rudy Giuliani: Iraq: More inspections; counter OPEC’s oil production cuts.
John McCain: Authorize Clinton to send in ground troops in Kosovo.
Welfare & Poverty|
John Kasich: Replace war on the poor with Christian compassion.
Andrew Cuomo: Create a Foreclosure Relief Unit to keep people in homes.
Andrew Cuomo: Remove barriers to food stamps: stop fingerprinting for food.
Mike Bloomberg: Count poverty based on all costs, minus welfare assistance.
Ralph Nader: Message to Democrats: Don’t take labor for granted.
Rick Lazio: Allow food stamps for legal immigrants.
Rick Lazio: Public housing: More work & service; less concentrated poor.
Al Gore: Build 180,000 low-income homes; subsidize 120,000 more.
George W. Bush: 50% tax credits for 20,000 home rehabs per year.
Rudy Giuliani: The homeless need special attention: reach out & help.
Al Gore: Proposes sweeping Federal programs, $Billions, for needy.
George W. Bush: Churches provide “armies of compassion” to help the poor.
Bill Bradley: Welfare should not require mothers to work.